Iris Prize LGBTQ+ Film Festival

© Berwyn Rowlands with the 2023 Iris Prize Winner

Film Hub Wales Member

The Iris Prize is a film and media organisation committed to increasing audiences for LGBTQ+ stories. Their main projects include the annual Iris Prize LGBTQ+ Film Festival and Iris on the Move, a UK wide touring programme.

Iris Prize LGBTQ+ Film Festival brings filmmakers from around the world to Cardiff, Wales, UK. Iris is home to the largest short film prize in the world – the coveted £30,000 Iris Prize. Supported by the Michael Bishop Foundation, the prize allows the winner to make their next LGBTQ+ short film in Cardiff.

Iris also works with Film4 to share all Best British shortlisted films which are streaming now on Channel 4, the UK’s biggest free streaming service.
Through Iris on the Move, they aim to make inclusive LGBTQ+ films accessible to people across the UK.

The festival takes place in person and online in October. Their Documentary Film Finance Fund invests £20,000 annually in one British documentary. Iris also runs LGBTQ+ education and community outreach projects in Wales & the UK throughout the year.